Disney is taking a new approach to a decades-old tale. Instead of recreating Sleeping Beauty using updated graphics and animation capabilities, they’re switching their perspective. The movie Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie, will be told from the villain’s point of view.
"The next thing I’m doing is 'Maleficent' for Disney. I start it in June, and it’s a really great script," Jolie told Entertainment Weekly. "I’m having a lot of fun. I’ve already got my horns fitted. My kids are very happy.”
The film concept was originally developed in 2009. Tim Burton, who also directed Alice in Wonderland, was the desired director but he passed on the opportunity. Disney took a gamble and went with a relatively unknown director, Robert Stromberg, who worked as the production designer for Avatar and Alice in Wonderland.
"In general, it’s a very good message to say, 'Let’s look at something from the other side,'" said Jolie. "But then also, what our challenge will be — and the script writer [Linda Woolverton] has already cracked it — is not to simplify it, not to just reverse the story but tell a bigger story that doesn’t point the finger [at Princess Aurora, a part which Super 8 star Elle Fanning is in talks for] either. It doesn’t flip it."
The award-winning actress described her character as “capable of many things,” and says that just because she is a villain doesn’t mean she doesn’t have softer traits. At the end of the day, she’s still nowhere near perfect though! There isn’t a date set for release as of now, but most are expecting it to be around March of 2013.
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